Sony HX99 PDF User Manual
Did you lose or misplace the instruction manual that came with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99? It happens all too easily, but fortunately Sony makes a soft copy available that you can browse through online, print out, or download (see the pdf file below). It is certainly good practice to carefully familiarize oneself with the many different functionalities and options that the HX99 offers, and the official user manual is without doubt an authoritative and comprehensive source of respective information.
That said, the instruction booklet can be a dry read, so that a dedicated camera guide book from a professional photographer that illustrates the camera's core functions in a real life photography context can be a very helpful complement. Yes, getting one of these camera guides (see here at amazon) would involve an additional expense, but if that book helps to exploit the camera's potential to the full, the (small) additional investment may well be worth it.
Also, you might want to check out the video tutorial on the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 below.
In any case, the HX99 is an advanced imaging tool, whose many features merit serious attention. This fixed lens compact camera was revealed to the public on August 31st, 2018, which means that, as of today, the camera is 1666 days old (young?). Given that the HX99 is a relatively recent model, it forms part of the current Sony product line-up.
Sony's help guide for the HX99
The camera's help guide is 511 pages long. The pdf version is embedded below. As you browse through, you will hopefully find the information you are looking for. You can also print out a hard copy by right clicking on the manual and then choosing the respective menu option. For convenience, a summary of the key specs of the HX99 is included towards the bottom of this webpage.
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If you prefer to read the user guide in another language, please check the respective availability on Sony's support site. That site also provides complementary online resources, such as information on the compatibility of various camera accessories or the availability of firmware updates that are not necessarily comprehensively covered in the instruction manual.
Printed, hardcopy versions of the Sony HX99 manual can sometimes be found online. You can check the availability on amazon and ebay via the buttons below.
Video tutorial for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99
Perhaps instead of reading through a manual or operations guide, you might prefer to better familiarize yourself with your HX99 by watching a video tutorial. It can notably help to quickly get to know the key functions and to set up your camera according to your particular preferences and needs.
Once again, the Sony HX99 is a sophisticated imaging tool and not exploiting its capabilities to the full would be a pity. Hence, taking the time to study online information material or to read through a well-written camera guide book is highly recommended to make the most of your purchase.
Sony HX99 FAQ
Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the HX99.
What technology is the imaging sensor in the HX99 based on?
The camera features a CMOS (Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?
Sony equipped the HX99 with the BIONZ X image processor.
What is the ISO sensitivity range of the HX99?
The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 3200.
Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?
Yes, the LCD-screen of the HX99 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.
Does the Sony HX99 feature an autofocus assist light?
Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.
Does the Sony HX99 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?
Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-I cards (data transfer speed of up to 104 MB/s).
Which battery does the HX99 use?
The camera gets its power from the NP-BX1 (here at amazon), which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.
Where can I find the best deals for the HX99?
Grey imports from Asia, as found on ebay, are often very attractively priced. However, these cameras come without a warranty from Sony.
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Core camera specifications
Here is a list of the main features and technical characteristics of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99.
|Camera Model||Sony HX99|
|Camera Type||Fixed lens compact camera|
|Camera Lens||24-720mm f/3.5-6.4|
|Launch Date||August 2018|
|Launch Price||USD 449|
|Sensor Format||1/2.3" Sensor|
|Sensor Size||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||7.7 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||18 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||4 896 x 3 672 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||1.25 μm|
|Pixel Density||64.04 MP/cm2|
|Moiré control||no AA filter|
|Movie Capability||4K/30p Video|
|ISO Setting||80 - 3 200 ISO|
|ISO Boost||80 - 6 400 ISO|
|Image Processor||BIONZ X|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|Viewfinder Resolution||638k dots|
|Top-Level Screen||no Top Display|
|LCD Framing||Live View|
|LCD Size||3.0 inch|
|LCD Resolution||922k dots|
|LCD Attachment||Tilting screen|
|V-logging Friendliness||Front-flip possible|
|Focus System||Contrast-detect AF|
|Manual Focusing Aid||no Peaking Feature|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000s|
|Continuous Shooting||10 shutter flaps/s|
|Silent Shooting||no E-Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||no Intervalometer|
|Fill Flash||Built-in Flash|
|Storage Medium||MS or SDXC cards|
|Single or Dual Card Slots||Single card slot|
|UHS card support||UHS-I|
|External Flash||no Hotshoe|
|USB Connector||USB 2.0|
|HDMI Port||micro HDMI|
|Wifi Support||Wifi built-in|
|Near-Field Communication||NFC built-in|
|Bluetooth Support||Bluetooth built-in|
|Battery Type||NP-BX1 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||370 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
102 x 58 x 36 mm
(4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in)
|Camera Weight||242 g (8.5 oz)|
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